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    practical experience, FTW TrixieBelden's Avatar
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    Turner Publishing

    Turner Publishing is out of Nashville. Nothing I could find here or P&E.

    But I found an ad from them on Nashville Craigslist. Not a good sign but when I checked out the site I sent them my query and heard back from them immedietly asking for synopsis and samples.

    Anybody have any info?

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    They are publishing a coffee table book for a military group that I belong to. However, this project has been on-going for over three years. I paid for a copy of the book three years ago, and recently wrote them, asking when the book was going to be published. They did answer immediately, and said the book would be published before June. I don't know if this helps at all, but they seem honest. The delay could be on the part of the ones putting the book together (the military group), not Turner Publishing.

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    Wow, thanks for the info. We'll see, huh?

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    I researched this company, they do a lot of military, police, firefighters calendars, history, memoir, and they have a couple of sales on Publishers Marketplace. Their books are in brick and they've been in biz since 84' I believe. Looks to be a nice company... with 6 imprints, I believe.
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    I haven't heard anything bad about them. Does your work fit into their (very focused) list?

    Often, these publishers who produce books of extremely local interest don't pay very well (understandably--their market is pretty limited) but if that's not your concern, why not go for it?

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    I looked thorugh their books as well and really wondered why they want to see my proposal. It is about the women on death row???

    Ill send it, though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruralwriter View Post
    I looked thorugh their books as well and really wondered why they want to see my proposal. It is about the women on death row
    I suppose it might fit in with the law-enforcement books they publish.

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    Any recent experience with Turner?

    Site: http://www.turnerpublishing.com/createABook.aspx

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    I submitted to their children's book line over the summer after seeing some of their books in a museum bookshop. Didn't hear back from them, but I can attest that their books are good quality and found in IRL stores.

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    Where are their specifics for submitting material? Their sub page doesn't specify what to send. Query, synopsis, full?

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    Anyone with any feedback or experience?

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    Anything new on this publisher? They seem to have a lot of books out.
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    They seem really selective, but appears to have opened up further on some genres. This publisher slipped my mind. I do have a police procedural but it has a paranormal bent.

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    Has anyone queried more recently? Now they say you can submit the whole manuscript up front.

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    I submitted to them April 6th, and haven't gotten a response yet. It's still kind of early, maybe I'll still get one.
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    Good luck!

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    Good luck, L, hope you nail 'em. I'll look them up again.

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    Jewish Lights Publishing

    Anybody know anything about the reputation of this entity?

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    Yep. They published a pretty nice book on embroidery projects for Jewish occasions and might be a place to send a proposal for an ethnic embroidery book I'm working on. Know anything about them?

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    Jewish Lights (and sister imprint, SkyLight Paths) is part of Turner Publishing. Merging.
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